Halloween is right around the corner, and once you’ve decided your costumes, it’s time to move onto the second most exciting part of October 31—the treats! Your kids are surely counting down the days until the spook-fest. But what do you do if your child (or some of the other trick or treaters) … [Read more...]
I read somewhere recently that experts say sugar doesn’t make kids hyper. In fact the article said that it’s basically “in the parents head” and that we imagine our kids being extra hyper after we know they ate a pile of candy. Well, these experts should swing by my house (I’m sure yours may be the … [Read more...]
It was a good day.
Despite the weather and the crazy slushy crap that fell out of the sky all night and me having to shovel the heavy, wet snow, today was a good day. It started off at 4:00 a.m. yep. with little guy talking in his sleep and hubby coughing. Awesome. But I've learned to not fight it. I always figure … [Read more...]
One thing I've really wanted to add to our traditions at Christmastime is baking. I remember vividly my mum making tins of shortbread and plates of rumballs every Christmas (I also remember wondering how many rumballs I'd need to eat to get a buzz) I wanted to create memories like that … [Read more...]
I have mounds of Halloween candy stashed in the cupboards from our kids' trick-or-treating efforts tonight.We let them choose one treat at the evening's end (Avelyn fished out the one full-sized Coffee Crisp bar and wolfed it down before I could reason with her) and then put the rest of the booty … [Read more...]
Another rainy day
What summer is this! I'm finding it hard to keep my spirits up when every day it feels more and more like November. Ugghhh. My spirits are low, and my kids are cranky. I've decided that the only strategy possible is to keep busy and to forge ahead with plans despite nature's lack … [Read more...]